We all have a list of what we'd buy if we suddenly had bigger money than we ever expected.
For me, there would be trips to Alinea, Eleven Madison Park, Daniel, French Laundry. Back home, the calendar would be packed with dinners at great eateries and nights at the watering hole. No foie gras or filet would be safe. No champagne would go untried. And a taxi home!
A plea agreement entered in U.S. District Court in Nashville lists the purchases made by Johnny and Jennifer Haney from July 2004 to December 2007 with a credit card fraudulently obtained from her employer. They embezzled, and spent, $1.3 million.
A list of their purchases after the jump.
Among the specific charges the defendants admitted to making over that period were:
• $21,813.87 at Calhoun's restaurant;
• $91,265.43 at Longhorn Steakhouse
• $60,534.86 at Cartronics;
• $58,667.25 at Outback;
• $22,354.83 at Pizza Hut;
• $30,784.84 at Academy Sports;
• $273,193.80 at Nashville Sporting Goods;
• $19,678.30 at Tennessee Furniture; and
• $25,054.76 at America's Motorsport.
Twenty-two thousand dollars at Pizza Hut? Bad enough, but then $58K at Outback, and a staggering $91K spent at Longhorn Steakhouse? If the D.A. doesn't mind, I'd like to question the defendants too. First question: are you the lamest embezzlers ever?
Ye of good taste, what would you eat if you got a million-dollar windfall? (Legally, of course.)